Has stress got you down? Well don’t let it. Besides the obvious fact that you feel miserable, it’s also no good at all for your health! But, there is a light at the end of the stress tunnel

Expert Monica Black from London’s Belsize Health Clinic, has created a “Little Book of Helpfulness” which offers quick, easy and simple techniques to help reduce anxiety, stress and fears and increase confidence and self-esteem.

Monica created the book as a way to give people exercises that can be done in short, sharp bursts to immediately relieve and relax tensions.

There are many exercises and relaxation techniques in the book but here, we look at Monica’s top 3 tips to immediately get that feel good factor:

Tip 1 – To Feel Less Anxious

This helpfulness technique is to “re-calibrate” you when you feel as though you’ve lost control of what’s happening to you at that moment.


  • 5 things you can see
  • 4 things you can touch
  • 3 things you can hear
  • 2 things you can smell
  • 1 thing you can taste

Tip 2 –  To Boost Your Mood and Confidence

Here is a quick and simple technique to give yourself a boost. It can be done as often as you wish:

  1. Stand up
  2. Put your shoulders back
  3. Stand tall and feel as though a piece of string is pulling up your spine and head
  4. Pull in your tummy
  5. Close your eyes
  6. Breath from your tummy (diaphragm) regularly, evenly, slowly
  7. See standing in front of you, the you, you want to be. The happy confident, secure you.
  8. Now see, feel and sense that YOU
  9. Take your time
  10. When you are ready walk in to THAT YOU
  11. Feel and sense all those positive good feelings of that other you
  12. Once you do, press your thumb and index finger together and feel those good positive feelings getting bigger and stronger
  13. As you breathe slowly in, breath in positive and lightness and breath out any ‘stuckness’, toxicity and anything that is not doing you any good
  14. Your breath is the anchor of your attention
  15. When you are ready, open your eyes and bring back with you the new you

Tip 3 – To Build Self Esteem and Confidence

On a final note, you should know that you have a Wise Person inside of you and your Wise Person will never, ever fail you. So when in doubt about anything at all:

  • Find somewhere quiet to sit
  • Close your eyes
  • Breathe slowly
  • Relax
  • With every out breath allow yourself to become more settled
  • Allow your Wise Person to come to the fore
  • Your Wise Person will tell you what to do
  • Listen to what he/she has to say
  • He/She will always guide you onto the right path so you will know how to move forward.

To find out more visit belsizehealth.co.uk